The Final Thing
The Final Thing (or Thing 23) is a reflection on the past 10-weeks. One thing I will take away from the blogging and discovering is that if one does not understand and embrace the ‘new’ stuff that is out there, you will be left behind – personally and professionally.
As professional educators our job is to prepare students to innovate, use new technology tools, and empower them to solve their own problems. Spoon feeding is not going to make them successful in the 21st Century By providing tools and opportunities for their creativity to flourish, they will do things we cant even have imagined.
We need to create learning environments that encourage and support failure, and risk taking… and teachers need to do be willing to depart from their tried and true and embrace new ways of working and teaching as well.